The 43-year-old singer, Ricky Martin, wrote a harsh editorial for Univision condemning Donald Trump as a “racist” and “xenophobic” presidential candidate.
“The fact that a person like Trump, a possible candidate for the U.S. presidency for the Republican Party, has the gall to continue to freely harass the Latino community day by day makes my blood boil,” said Martin. “Xenophobia, as a political strategy, is an all-new low for those looking for power. This is something that we need to fight together, not only for us, but also for the evolution of all humanity and those who will come after us.”
Martin attacked Trump for his handling of Jorge Ramos, Univision anchor, at a press conference earlier this week, in which Ramos was escorted out for asking a question about immigration out of turn, according to MSNBC.
Trump later invited Ramos to return and answered the journalist’s questions. Martin, who came out as gay in 2010, has become an outspoken advocate for gay rights in recent years.
Martin criticized Trump primarily for the treatment of Ramos.
“Yesterday’s episode was against one of the most admired and respected journalists in Hispanic media, Jorge Ramos, and it pushed all limits,” said Martin.
Martin also added:
“Jorge Ramos was doing HIS JOB as a journalist in a press conference, which he attended in a free and democratic manner, in representation of one of the world’s most important television networks for Hispanics, and exercising his right of freedom of the press. Yet, Trump verbally assaulted and removed Jorge from the event without an apparent reason.”
Other Latino celebrities such as America Ferrera, Salma Hayek and Eva Longoria criticized Trump since he began his presidential campaign.